Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring Collection Debut Look Book & Video

Have you ever thought of bringing your dreamy world into this one, a beautiful exchange expressed gift?! I found myself blushing along with my every heart beat knowing it’s what I was created for! Within this collection, feel and smell the beauty that surrounds, speaks, breaths, awaits, blossoms, arises and shines in all her glory! Women, we were created for this! Feel and see it through your senses. Each creation embodies a women’s hearts cry and it is something beautiful and tangible. It represents the sweet fragrance of hope displayed in all her glory! Collections are birthed from a vision. Visionary Laurie Graham, with New Life Productions, wears many hats including being one of Hephzi’s core visionaries. She is also my sister, best friend and confidant. Laurie is spectacular and always leaves me speechless and wanting to see and feel more of her creative works. She and I truly have one heart and we find ourselves dreaming free while blushing a few shades of the color pink!  Laurie, in all her glory envisioned masterpieces inspired by renowned photographer Annetta Bosakova her mentor. Laurie shared with me about creating a line inspired by Annetta and my spirit leaped a 100 times! I said, “YES, YES, YES.” Soon, Annetta and I divinely collided, thanks to Laurie, from then on, history was in the making! The airmail bird delivered wonderful packages addressed to me from sender Annetta. Inside packages were fabrics, textures, postcards, paintings and color swatches, including a most darling balloon in the color of a few shades pink. Creations began and flowed so lovingly.

After partaking of all the vibrant and wonderful pieces that were mailed by Annetta I found myself staring out my window, dreaming with my wakened eyes and saw white fluffy clouds, pink skies, painted rainbows, smelling the sweet fragrance of the wind.

Be captivated, Be inspired…….


Angela Smith
Click here for Look Book
& be sure to click below to watch video!!

A Special thanks to:
Models: Berkeley Kooiman, Dinah Childress, Kelsea Wrobel
Make-up: Linda Zunaby, Ally Medrano
Hair: Linda Zunaby
Director: Laurie Graham
Videography: New Life Productions
Photography: Annetta Bosakova

Monday, November 26, 2012

Snuggle In

This morning my little Harrison ran into my room and climbed up onto my bed.  He quickly wrestled passed the tangled blankets to get himself super close to me.  I pretended the entire time to be asleep.  Now I could feel his breath on my nose and what followed was SUPER MAGICAL!!  Whispers..."Mommy, I love you"!

Small, soft and frozen little hands cupped my still warm face.  Hands so cold that it sent a shiver down my back.  My eyes were still closed.  Harrison wiggled in EVEN CLOSER and gently kissed my lips and with those tender frozen little fingers he lifts open my eyelids and says, "Mom, I'm awake"!  (**UMM YOU THINK**)

We lingered there for at least 20 more minutes, warm and snuggled tight. 

Take some time this week to snuggle into a place of comfort, whether it's with a good book, your significant other, your spouse, your child, etc.  But spend some time snuggled in enjoying the moment before it passes you by. 

Stephanie Lainez

Monday, October 15, 2012

I Am A Promise

I remember singing this song when I was a kid.  Bill Gather Trio was played often in our home.  I grew up with a loving family.  Both Mom and Dad were in the home and the loving memories are bountiful!! 

You grow up and life tends to do what it does and gets you so busy that you forget the basics!  The BASICS that I am ABLE, I CAN, I WILL and so on and so on!  You are never too old, too busy, too worn or used to recite these words!

I am a promise
I am a possibility
I am a promise with a capital "P"
I am a great big bundle of potentiality
And I am learnin' to hear God's voice
And I am tryin' to make the right choice
I am a promise to be anything God wants me to be.

I can go anywhere that He wants me to go
I can be anything He wants me to be
I can climb the high mountains
I can cross the wide sea
I'm a great big promise you see!

I am a promise
I am a possibility
I am a promise with a capital "P"
I am a great big bundle of potentiality
And I am learnin' to hear God's voice
And I am tryin' to make the right choice
I'm a promise to be anything God wants me to be
Anything God wants me to be!

You are a PROMISE!  You have SO MUCH POSSIBILITY!  You make right choices and are becoming someone GREAT!  You can be anything you want to be no matter your age!  You are BEAUTIFUL and people love being around you!  ***If this isn’t how you see yourself then copy this and posted EVERYWHERE!  Recite it over and over and before you know it you’ll start believing what you’re saying!  SKIES THE LIMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stephanie Lainez
Author/Speaker/Mommy SuperHero

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Princess Power

I remember the princess stories when I was a little girl and they were always SO GIRLY and PETITE!  They were soft spoken and proper!  I remember looking at them thinking I could try to be like them but what was the use.  My inner Princess was a warrior!  She had a LOUD VOICE!  She was able to show her good side and carry herself properly yet she was able to show off her muscles and assert herself when needed! 

Today’s PRINCESS is POWERFUL!  Today’s PRINCESS is willing to roll up her sleeves and get dirty!  Today’s PRINCESS can fight harder for what is hers, she’s tougher, she’s stunning no matter what she’s clothed in and she doesn’t care what others think of her!  She’s the single mom who is making it work!  She works during the day and goes to school at night as her babies sleep warm in their beds.  She’s the cancer patient who just won’t stop fighting!  She’s the widow who misses her husband and still loves REGARDLESS of her pain!  She’s the mom who stays up during the night to pray for her household!  She’s the women climbing the corporate latter with honor and respect.  She’s the woman who knows who she is at ALL TIMES!  She gets down and gets back up!  She cries and pulls out her compact and brings herself back to CONTROL.  She’s hurts and turns it around!  She hopes in the face of adversity!  She believes when no one else does!  She doubts her doubts and feeds her self-worth!  She looks fear in the eye and laughs.  She understands that there are seasons for everything and takes them all as lessons and opportunities to grow and strengthen!   She is a PRINCESS WITH POWER! 

Time to put on your game faces PRINCESSES and get to work!

Stephanie Lainez
Author/Speaker/Mommy SuperHero

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Coming into the last quarter of the year I tend to look back at my year to see what I have accomplished.  And as I look back I find lots that I have yet to complete and lots of things that I have given up on!  I usually spend some time targeting the reasons why I didn’t follow through on certain goals.  And 9 times out of 10 the ONLY reasons I didn’t follow through were either because I didn’t have them written down and posted up OR I allowed FEAR to stop me!!

 It’s SO easy to forget what’s not in front of your face!  And then sometimes when it’s in your face it can tend to appear too SCARY!  Well, my friend ENOUGH with the EXCUSES!  It’s time to start POSTING your goals!  Make them specific, doable yet challenging and by gosh make them CLEAR! 

This quarter my husband and I became laser focused and wrote out our goals and posted them EVERYWHERE, the bathroom mirror, car dashboard, refrigerator, etc!  Those goals that scare us we HIGHLIGHTED them and are holding each other accountable.  You might say, “Well, that’s easy for you but I’m not married and don’t have someone to hold me accountable”!  Well, to that I say, run FACE FIRST into those goals that scare you and BEAT them into the ground!  And at the end you can stomp and dance over them with triumph!!! 
I just recently joined a network marketing company that I have been interested in for years and FINALLY jumped in head 1st!  The fears I have to overcome are numerous!  And my first 4 months I allowed my fears to overtake me!  I felt like I had FAILED!  I had an opportunity to come out of the gate kicking and punching and yet I came out with my head down, doubting myself.  I chose to START OVER but this time I went to WAR and TOOK FEAR DOWN and made it work for me!!  I have squashed many of those fears head on and now looking back in retrospect, I can see that those fears were meant to stop me from uncovering my GREATNESS!  Facing them head on also showed me that those scary areas, once conquered, weren’t worth fearing WHAT-SO-EVER!!!  SOOOO face those fears head on and watch them cower in the presence of your GREATNESS!!!


Stephanie Lainez
Author/Speaker/Mommy SuperHero

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Announcement & Weekend Extravaganza

I know that I haven't blogged for awhile....things have been crazy!  Crazy in a good way, hahaha

I hope all of you are enjoying the cooler weather over here in Southern California.....I am really not a summer person at all.  I feel like when it's hotter then 95 degrees the heat and sun zap all my energy and then I start to feel sick.  My mom says I probably get sun poisoning.  Anyhow, I am thankful for the cooler weather, socks, jackets, scarfs, boots, hot coffee and cocoa!!! I love that crisp cool air during morning & evening walks, shoot, all through the day!!! hahaha

Hephzi has been busy creating, researching, planning, and tons of other stuff!!!  We just finished our Fall Photoshoot with pictures and video to follow.  So be sure to stay tuned. 

I will NEVER EVER get tired of telling you that We love creating for you (just wanted to share that because it was on my heart to).  Your why we do what we do!  You are loved and delighted in :0)


I officially have 2 team members......

Laurie Graham
Marketing/Photographer/Videographer/Visionary/ Guru

Isn't she gorgeous?!!!  She is truly inside my brain and I love how she already see's it and then captures it!!!  You know all those gorgeous pictures and videos.....yep that's this gal right here!!!  She carries the heart of Hephzi and loves all of you just like I do! 

Carrie Muralles
Hephzi's Model/Intern/Creative Designer
Carrie is thee sweethest Hephzi you will ever meet in your life! She is artistic, funny, smart, and of course her gorgeousness!!!!  You know that gal that you see in most of Hephzi's pictures, yep, it's this beauty right below!!!

They help complete the perfect 3 cord!!! With a great team what more could I ask for! You will be getting to know these 2 lovelies more. With an appearance right here!!!  :0)  More to come....

With that being said Hephzi has a very busy weekend!!!  You are invited by yours truly!  Come and support handmade/handcrafted, local businesses, and start your Christmas Shopping early and get the best deals!!  That was a run-on sentence, hahaha

Sew Funky Market is Friday & Saturday, October 5 & 6 in Corona
Abbot Kinney is Sunday, October 7th, in Venice, which is also my Birthday!!! So come celebrate with me!!!

Have a wonderful weekend Hephzi's!!!
Hugs & Kisses and your need to improve grammar gal, 
Angela~Creator of Hephzi